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On Life, Loss, & Learning That One Cannot Happen Without the Other!

On Life, Loss, & Learning That One Cannot Happen Without the Other!

The idea for this post didn’t come to me because of good news I received, but because of the opposite. The news of an old friend passing caused me to take a deeper look into loss and what it has meant for me over the years. Although this is a much tougher topic to cover, I always feel that it’s necessary to explore both the ups and downs of life, because like my title says, with life comes loss, and we must learn to accept that one cannot happen without the other.

In this post, I talk about loss in a way that hopefully offers you a lighter way of looking at something so dark. Not that we should become numb to it happening, but instead, we should live our days moving forward believing that our life is for something greater than the pain we experience. If we allow the darker times to consume us completely, we take the risk of forgetting just how beautiful life can be when we are able to learn from it!

This post is not only dedicated to my friend who is now in peace, but also, to any, and all families that have been impacted by the violence that has been occurring...everywhere quite frankly. We live in a scary world, but we cannot allow the world to make us afraid to live!

Thank you for reading. I appreciate you. 

Being alone is not synonymous with being lonely.

Being alone is not synonymous with being lonely.

Being alone should never scare you, in fact, it should excite you. For so long, I thought worth was something you found when loving someone else, but this is just not the case. What I found was loneliness, and it was because I didn't know how to be alone, and what that truly meant. So I tried it, and what I learned through this process was how to make myself happy. Too many people think that their existence is validated by another person, but I am here to tell you that you are the only person who can define your worth. You need to know the difference between being alone, and experiencing loneliness. One can hurt you, while the other will heal you. Get to know who you are, and find out that you were so much more capable than you ever thought possible.